Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about Equilox products
The Equilox Adhesive Hoof Repair System is the farrier's best tool for fixing old problems. Equilox Adhesive is an extremely flexible resin for easy shaping and filing that tightly bonds to the natural hoof and remains intact to endure tremendous pressure — even nailing.
Equilox Adhesive can be used in many applications, from gluing on aluminum shoes to major hoof reconstruction and restoring hoof wall integrity, as in laminitis or quarter cracks.
The damaged hoof wall is rasped down and an artificial wall is built from Equilox Adhesive and a layer of composite fabric. Once applied, Equilox Adhesive sets up in minutes. When cured, the hoof can be rasped, nailed, and trimmed just like natural hoof wall. As the natural hoof wall regenerates down, the Equilox repair is trimmed off.
Developed in 1988 after many trials and extensive research at leading universities and equine centers throughout the U.S., the Equilox Adhesive Hoof Repair System was originally used to treat competitive horses. Now, Equilox Adhesive is used by farriers, equine centers, and horse owners - as well as various zoo and wildlife centers - throughout the world.
Note: Prior to the application of Equilox Adhesive, the hoof wall should be thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
Equilox Adhesive Directions for Use (single-use system):
Equilox I Slower Setting Formula Adhesive sets in 6 - 8 minutes and has a cure time of 10 - 13 minutes at 70° Fahrenheit. Equilox II Faster Setting Adhesive was developed for colder temperatures, sets in 4 - 6 minutes, and cures in approximately 6 - 8 minutes at 70° Fahrenheit. Curing times will vary depending on air temperature during application. Cooling the adhesive in the refrigerator prior to use can also lengthen the cure time, while warming shortens the cure time.
Equilox Adhesive has a shelf life of at least 6 months from the fill date indicated on the label - or longer if stored in a cool place. It should be stored away from direct sunlight or excessive heat, and protected from freezing.